Different School in Home District Information


  • You may need to complete separate lottery or application paperwork. (Note: You will still need to fill out the paperwork for your neighborhood school.)
  • Your child may need to complete testing or other requirements for a magnet school. Contact your school district for more information.


  • The school may use a lottery or selective admissions process to accept students.
  • Some schools have a neighborhood feeder pattern. This means that enrolled students or those who live inside the school zone may be selected before new applicants.

How to choose this type of school

  • Enroll your child for school at the enrollment office for the district you live in. (Note: You will need to bring a picture ID for you and your child’s birth certificate, passport, or I-94. You will also need immunization records and two items that prove where you live.)
  • You must complete the additional lottery or selective admissions application.
  • Each school district has different enrollment policies and procedures. Contact your school district for more information.


  • Each school district sets its own deadlines.


  • Schools must bus students in grades K-8 who live farther than two miles from the school.
  • Bus stops can be located up to 1/2 mile away from the student’s home.

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